Comparative Obama Misconceptions

In the wake of a new poll showing that only 42 percent of self-identified Republicans believe that Barack Obama is an American citizen, Brendan Nyhan compiles a useful chart of Obama-related misconceptions:


As you can see, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the number of correct responses is much higher on the citizenship question than the religion question. On the other hand, the proportion of incorrect answers is also much higher on the citizenship question among Republicans, which suggests that the encouragement of this myth by conservative pundits and Republican politicians has begun to activate the GOP base.